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3 killed and 5 children injured in taxi truck crash near Vereeniging

A taxi and truck collided near Vereeniging, killing three folks on the R59.



Three folks have been killed and seven injured, principally children, after a taxi and a truck collided near Vereeniging in the early hours of Friday.

Paramedics have been known as out to the scene on the R59 between Sasolburg and Vereeniging the place they discovered a taxi rolled over on its aspect and a truck parked near it. 

“On closer inspection, medics found one adult lying inside the taxi while several other people, including five children, were lying around the taxi. Medics assessed the patients and found that three adults had sustained fatal injuries. Nothing could be done for them, and they were declared dead,” mentioned ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring.

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Five children and two adults sustained minor to average accidents and have been taken to Sasolburg provincial hospital.

Meiring mentioned that police have been on scene investigating the reason for the crash.

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